Business Standard is an Indian English-language daily newspaper
Business Standard Ltd (BSL) in two languages, English and
Hindi. Founded in 1975, the newspaper primarily covers India and
international business, and financial news and issues. The main
English-language edition comes from 12 regional centres, New Delhi,
Kolkata, Bengaluru, Coimbatore, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad,
Chandigarh, Pune, Lucknow, Bhubaneswar, and Kochi—and reaches
readers in over 1,000 towns and cities across India.
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T. N. Ninan was editor from 1993 to 2009, when he took up the
editorship of The Economic Times. In January 2010, Ninan became
chairman and editorial director of BSL and was succeeded as editor of
Business Standard by Dr Sanjaya Baru. He was the media advisor to
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Veteran journalist and editor Ashok K
Bhattacharya took charge of the paper after Baru quit to join a UK
based think tank in 2011. The paper is India's second largest
business daily and employs more than 200 business journalists. The
current Editor is Shyamal Majumdar.
Business Standard has well-known economists, policy experts and
business luminaries as regular contributors to its pages, namely,
Dr Bimal Jalan, former governor of the Reserve Bank of India
Subir Gokarn former Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India
Dr Shankar Acharya, former Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of
Deepak Lal, professor of economics, UCLA
Suman Bery, director-general, National Council of Applied Economic
Abheek Barua, chief economist of HDFC Bank
Nitin Desai, former chief economic advisor and former under-secretary
general at the United Nations
Dr Surjit Bhalla, chairman of OXUS
Dr Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of
India (2015-2018) professor at the Peterson Institute for
M. Govinda Rao, director of National Institute of Public Finance and
AV Rajwade, foreign exchange consultant
and Arvind Singhal, chairman, Technopak Advisors.
Distribution and format
Business Standard sells 217,000 copies daily (English and Hindi
ACNielsen's survey of the Upper middle class and Rich Market in India
Business Standard next to
The Economic Times
The Economic Times in total
The paper has pioneered the ranking of the wealthiest Indians (the
Billionaire Club) and provides an auto-mobile magazine as a free
In 2006, BSL began to produce a Sunday edition that is now published
in four centres.
Hindi edition was launched in February 2008 from seven centres
stretching from Mumbai in the west, running across the
Hindi Belt, and
Kolkata in the east.
BSL also publishes various periodicals, including BS Motoring,
Indian Management and the Asian Management Review.
The newspaper's website allows visitors to access the Business
Standard e-paper, with a choice of editions. The Business Standard
website receives 11.5 million page views and has 2 million unique
users per month, the highest for any "stand alone" newspaper website
In January 2010, it launched SmartInvestor, an
information-cum-trading website for those interested in stock market
(The website appears to be in beta phase 6 years after its launch as
can be seen on its homepage).
As of June 2016,
Business Standard has become first Indian newspaper
with high subscription to limit access to its articles. It has also
started blocking access to users who use Adblocker tool on similar
lines as to what Times of India, does for its online articles. The
'Opinion' pieces, editorials and selected exclusive articles have now
been put behind paywall. Since 2017, the newspaper has made a
conscious shift towards monetizing its online content, the first
mainstream business news publication to do so. . These articles
are now accessible only using a
Business Standard monthly
subscription, which is available as a standalone subscription or
in conjunction with WSJ where users get discounted access to WSJ. The
details of this deal between two news websites are not publicly known.
The newspaper also operates a mobile application which can be
downloaded from the Google Play platform.
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